Chechen dictator's Instagram closure, due to international sanctions, has 'led to revenge attacks' against NGOs

Jan 23, 2018

(Gizmodo) – The leader of the Russian republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, was recently hit with US sanctions over human rights abuses such as his government’s torture and “purge” of gay men […] Chechnya has blamed human rights organizations like Memorial for the US sanctions (and ultimately the loss of his beloved Instagram account) and the Russian republic has reportedly begun a brutal crackdown on members in the region.